@ Royal Oak Music Theatre #April 10 — Chicago, Ill. @ Riviera Theatre #April 11 — Niagara Falls, N.Y. @ Roseland Theater #April 02 — Missoula, Mont. Don’t miss it this time because we’ll be in wheelchairs for sure in another 30 years. May the fence be with you!"While the tour will be a retrospective revisiting 1989's The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste, Ministry are also focused on writing a new album. Ticket holders for the Dallas, Texas show have been automatically refunded and will need to purchase a ticket again. @ Franklin Music HallApril 18 — Baltimore, Md. @ Rapids Theatre #April 12 — Cleveland, Ohio @ Agora TheatreApril 14 — Boston, Mass. @ The Van BurenApril 29 — San Diego, Calif. @ House of Blues #May 01 — San Francisco, Calif. Who knew we’d still be around to see this day," said the industrial pioneer, continuing, "But since we are alive and kicking, we figured we’d hop in the way-back machine and recreate the infamous original tour with KMFDM, and add in Front Line Assembly as well. The trek has now be rescheduled for 2021 with all new dates just unveiled.The tour will stretch from March 31 through May 1 with one brand new stop not originally scheduled on the 2020 run added to the routing. @ Ogden Theatre #April 06 — Minneapolis, Minn. @ House of Blues #April 15 — Huntington, N.Y. @ The ParamountApril 16 — Montclair, N.J. @ Stage AEApril 09 — Detroit, Mich. @ Sunshine TheaterApril 28 — Phoenix, Ariz. Joe DiVitaEthan Miller, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterMinistry's "Industrial Strength" tour with KMFDM and Front Line Assembly was originally scheduled for the summer of 2020, but was upended by the coronavirus pandemic. @ The WellmontApril 17 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ House of Blues #April 30 — Anaheim, Calif. Tickets purchased for the 2020 gigs will be honored at the rescheduled dates and many sold out before the new trek was announced.There is one exception, however. @ Hard Rock LiveApril 23 — Houston, Texas @ House of Blues #April 24 — Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey Live!April 25 — San Antonio, Texas @ Aztec TheaterApril 27 — Albuquerque, N.M. @ Baltimore Soundstage #April 20 — Atlanta, Ga. @ The Warfield Theatre ## sold out* not an original 2020 tour stop2020's Best Metal Albums (So Far) 
Source: Ministry Reschedule Tour With KMFDM + Front Line Assembly for 2021
Filed Under: front line assembly, KMFDM, MinistryCategories: News @ Showbox Sodo #April 01 — Portland, Ore. Meanwhile, anyone seeking a refund for the original 2020 show may procure one through the original point of purchase.View the complete list of tour dates at the bottom of the page and for tickets and more information, head to Ministry's website.At the time of the original tour's announcement, Al Jourgensen shared his enthusiasm for revisiting a classic time in Ministry's career. "The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste just turned 30. @ Wilma TheatreApril 03 — Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Union* (on sale date TBA)April 04 — Denver, Colo. @ First Avenue #April 08 — Pittsburgh, Pa. The details on the follow-up to 2018's AmeriKKKant have been under wraps, but one new song, "Alert Level," was released earlier this year.Ministry, KMFDM, Front Line Assembly 2021 Tour DatesMarch 31 — Seattle, Wash. @ TabernacleApril 21 — Orlando, Fla.

Source: See What 28 Rock + Metal Stars Look Like in ‘The Simpsons’ Episodes
Categories: News Joe DiVitaYouTube: Ramones Music / 20th Century Fox / YouTube: 20th Century Studios UK / YouTube: Tyler DurdenShare on FacebookShare on TwitterMaking a cameo appearance on the animated sitcom The Simpsons, which has been in production since late 1989, is one of those "you've really made it" moments, even for those who have already achieved cultural icon status. Here, we look at 27 rock and metal artists who made guest appearances on the hit show.The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was the first rocker to make an appearance on The Simpsons, dating back to Season 2. It's been a rich history of cameos since then, all the way through the present day where Weezer played the show's theme song in a Season 31 episode that aired in 2020.Among the more memorable moments was when the program mistakenly referred to Judas Priest as a death metal band, prompting an apology the following week via Bart scribbling, "Judas Priest is not 'death metal,'" repeatedly on the chalkboard as seen in the introduction.Take a look back at the most rock-worthy moments on The Simpsons in the gallery below.

Chad ChildersFrazer Harrison / Ethan Miller, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterMegadeth and Lamb of God are the latest in a string of acts having to adjust their summer touring plans. Check out their statement:The summer leg of the metal tour of the year with Megadeth and Lamb of God, plus special guests Trivium and In Flames, is being rescheduled to 2021. As soon as the new dates are finalized we'll share the updated schedule. 2 in West Palm Beach, Fla.Stay up to date with Megadeth's touring here and Lamb of God's touring here.See Megadeth in the Top 50 Thrash Albums of All Time
Source: Megadeth + Lamb of God Summer Tour Being Rescheduled
Filed Under: in flames, Lamb of God, Megadeth, triviumCategories: News They also revealed that there is no news to share as of yet on the fall tour leg. The summer leg was booked through Aug. And all tickets will be honored accordingly. 1, after which there was a break in the schedule until the fall tour started Oct. If you are a ticket holder and would prefer a refund, please visit LiveNation.com/refund for information on how and when you can claim your refund.We do not have an update on the fall leg of the tour, but will share any further updates and information as we receive it.We look forward to returning to the stage.Thank you,Megadeth, Lamb of God, Trivium & In FlamesThe Megadeth / Lamb of God tour was announced back in February, with the tour set to launch June 12 in Bristow, Virginia. The co-headline tour, which was also set to feature Trivium and In Flames, will be moving to 2021.The bands issued statements detailing the news, which can be read below.

It couldn't be more of a contrast with Gravity in a ferocious style,” Tuck explains. I don't know why. But it's okay — we'll be fine. For the Bullet fans out there that kind of like that side of this band, it's very cool and very exciting. 'Cause we don't have any of the touring headaches that a lot of bands have that obviously had festivals booked this year and touring schedules, and it's just stopped all of that. It feels good."Tuck also speaks about BFMV’s lucky decision to take a break from touring in 2020. We weren't scheduled to start making the record till September at the earliest anyway. Graham HartmannKathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.comShare on FacebookShare on TwitterGood news for old school Bullet for My Valentine fans, as frontman Matt Tuck promises a “pretty brutal” and “technical” new album coming from the band.Bullet for My Valentine’s most recent album, Gravity, was poorly received by critics upon its release in 2018, due to a stylistic shift closer to nu-metal and radio rock. “[It] was the best decision the band could have made. It's very heavy, it's very technical. The riffs are crushing. However, in a new interview with Rock Sound, Matt Tuck describes Bullet’s next album as more of a return to form."It's pretty brutal, to be honest. So we're lucky in the sense that we don't any of that going on, but it's still kind of spoiling the flow factor that we had six weeks ago when things were on fire again and we kind of have to put the brakes on for a bit. “It's very technical. You've just gotta go with what you wanna go with — as a band, as a musician, as a songwriter, you've just gotta go with what's floating your boat, and this time around, the heavy stuff is just coming out in masses. There's probably 60 percent aggressive vocals, 40 [percent] clean, which is a ratio we've never really dabbled with before. So we'll just see this out and do some writing in the meantime." [via Blabbermouth]Back in 2019, Tuck originally described Bullet’s seventh album as a mix of Venom and Gravity, but the “dirty love child” of the two records now seems to be favoring the band’s 2015 offering.Bullet for My Valentine's Matt Tuck Speaks With Rock Sound25 Legendary Metal Albums With No Weak Songs
Source: Bullet for My Valentine’s New Album Is ‘Brutal’ + ‘Technical’
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That means that Scream Bloody Gore (1987), Leprosy (1988), Spiritual Healing (1990), Human (1991), Individual Thought Patterns (1993), Symbolic (1995), and The Sound of Perseverance (1998) are all included.Interestingly, the era that carried Death's influential run of releases roughly corresponds with the time in which Seinfeld originally aired. The NBC sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards premiered on July 5, 1989, and wrapped its final season on May 14, 1998.Of course, these parody Death album covers first emerged on Twitter in March. Indeed, an artist on Twitter has reimagined every Death album cover as a Seinfeld-related sight gag.The chuckles will roll in as one admires Twitter user @RottenDrawings' resplendent Death-as-Seinfeld album art. Just make sure there aren't any Chuckles candies around — we don't want anyone choking on some colorful confection while cackling at this artist's hilarious combinations.See the parody album covers down toward the bottom of this post.Each Death effort gets a respective Seinfeld-universe recreation. Stiller died on May 11 at the age of 92.So whether you're master of your domain or not, go ahead and enjoy the following Seinfeld-Death amalgamations:See Death in the Best Death Metal Album of Each Year Since 1985
Source: An Artist Has Reimagined Every Death Album Cover as a ‘Seinfeld’ Gag
Filed Under: deathCategories: News Now, a series of parody album covers has combined the creative forces of both of those behemoths. Philip TrappTwitter: @RottenDrawingsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterDeath were pioneers of early extreme metal, and Seinfeld was a television benchmark for situation comedy. But they now also serve as something of a tribute to Jerry Stiller, the actor who portrayed Seinfeld character George Costanza's cantankerous father.

As it turns out, they were able to make good on that wish."All shows have now been rescheduled to 2021, and already-purchased tickets will remain valid for the new dates! Chad ChildersJens KochShare on FacebookShare on TwitterAll is not lost, Rammstein fans. As of right now, only the band's summer European tour has been affected. 7 – Ostend @ Park De Nieuwe Koers (rescheduled from 10.06.2020)Rammstein 2021 European Stadium TrailerThe 50 Best Metal + Hard Rock Live Bands of All Time
Source: Rammstein Reschedule Their 2020 European Tour for 2021
Filed Under: RammsteinCategories: News No announcement has come as of yet on the group's U.S. Though the band did recently cancel their 2020 European stadium run, they left hope that they might be able to reschedule for 2021. We are very much looking forward to seeing many of you next year," state the band.Like many acts, Rammstein's touring has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. stadium trek.See the newly listed dates below:Rammstein 2021 European Stadium TourMay 22 – Leipzig @ Red Bull Arena (rescheduled from 29.05.2020)May 23 – Leipzig @ Red Bull Arena (rescheduled from 29.05.2020)May 27 – Klagenfurt @ Worthersee Stadion (rescheduled from 25.05.2020)May 31 – Stuttgart @ Mercedes Benz Arena (rescheduled from 02.06.2020)June 1 – Stuttgart @ Mercedes Benz Arena (rescheduled from 03.06.2020)June 5 – Berlin @ Olymplastadion (rescheduled from 04.07.2020)June 6 – Berlin @ Olymplastadion (rescheduled from 05.07.2020)June 12 – Belfast @ Boucher Road Playing Fields (rescheduled from 17.06.2020)June 16 – Cardiff @ Principality Stadium (rescheduled from 14.06.2020)June 19 – Coventry @ Ricoh Arena (rescheduled from 20.06.2020)June 23 – Aarhus @ Ceres Park (rescheduled from 04.08.2020)June 26 – Dusseldorf @ Merker Spiel Arena (rescheduled from 27.06.2020)June 27 – Dusseldorf @ Merker Spiel Arena (rescheduled from 28.06.2020)June 30 – Hamburg @ Volksparkstadion (rescheduled from 01.07.2020)July 1 – Hamburg @ Volksparkstadion (rescheduled from 02.07.2020)July 5 – Zurich @ Stadion Letzigrund (rescheduled from 06.06.2020)July 7 – Zurich @ Stadion Letzigrund(rescheduled from 07.06.2020)July 9 – Lyon @ Groupama Stadium (rescheduled from 09.07.2020)July 10 – Lyon @ Groupama Stadium (rescheduled from 10.07.2020)July 13 – Turin @ Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino (rescheduled from 13.07.2020)July 17 – Warsaw @ PGE Narodowy (rescheduled from 17.07.2020)July 21 – Tallinn @ Song Festival Grounds (rescheduled from 21.07.2020)July 25 – Trondheim @ Leangen Travbane (rescheduled from 26. 3 – Nijmegen @ Goffertpark (rescheduled from 24.06.2020)Aug. & 27.07.2020, previous venue: Granåsen)July 30 – Gothenburg @ Ullevi Stadium (rescheduled from 31.07.2020)July 31 – Gothenburg @ Ullevi Stadium (rescheduled from 01.08.2020)Aug.

It shouldn't surprise anyone, though, as both of those styles of music are deeply entrenched in personal philosophies and belief systems.The willingness to challenge and question your surroundings in a never-ending quest for meaning and knowledge perhaps explains the overabundance of punk and black metal represented here.Scroll through the gallery below to see the big brains in heavy music.11 Super-Genius Rock Stars Who Have a PhD
Source: 11 Super-Genius Rock Stars Who Have A PhD
Categories: News Obtaining a PhD takes even more and, somehow, there's a handful of rock and metal artists who have managed to balance both pursuits.As you'll learn below, punk rock and black metal musicians make up more than half of our list of 11 Super-Genius Rock Stars Who Have a PhD. Joe DiVitaTheo Wargo, Getty Images / Hulton Archive / Kevin Winter, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterBeing in a band takes dedication, tireless practice and determination.

"No Remorse"04. Joe DiVitaYouTube: MetallicaShare on FacebookShare on TwitterAs part of their ongoing #MetallicaMondays series, which has found Metallica posting complete concerts from across their career, the band has just shared a one-hour video from 1983 when they embarked on their first-ever tour.The concert, which took place in Chicago, Illinois on Aug. "Jump in the Fire"02. Lars Ulrich was only 19 and Cliff Burton had celebrated his 21st birthday earlier in the year.In the video below, Ulrich provides a quick introduction before turning the clock back 37 years to the club show where Metallica pounded out seven original songs in addition to a guitar solo near the end of the set with the spotlight placed on Hammett.The set was naturally fixed on Metallica's debut album, Kill 'Em All, which had just dropped a couple weeks prior to the Illinois concert, where the only tracks not performed from the record were "Hit the Lights," "The Four Horsemen" and "Motorbreath."Watch the complete concert below and see the full set list further down the page.Metallica: Live in Chicago, Illinois — Aug. "Anesthesia – (Pulling Teeth)"05. At the time, James Hetfield had just turned 20, as was Kirk Hammett. Guitar Solo08. "Phantom Lord"03. "Whiplash"06. "Seek & Destroy"07. 12, 198301. 12, 1983Metallica Set List: Chicago, Illinois — Aug. "Metal Militia"Every Metallica Song Ranked 
Source: Metallica Post Video of Full 1983 Concert From First-Ever Tour
Filed Under: MetallicaCategories: News 12, 1983, captured a moment in time when a young Metallica were finding their way in the early metal scene, unaware of the thrash movement they'd spearheaded and their soon-to-be major impact on the genre.

I thought it would be something to distract people and something fun to share with everyone," said Jean via her Indiegogo page. Chad ChildersNathalie Jean / Indiegogo.comShare on FacebookShare on TwitterWho says crafts can't be metal? To get in on helping the book come to fruition and to see what perks are available, visit Jean's Indiegogo page.See Motorhead in the Top 70 Hard Rock + Metal Albums of the 1970shttps://www.indiegogo.com/projects/paper-doll-coloring-crafts-for-adult-children
Source: Tattoo Artist Creates Hard Rocking Paper Doll Coloring Book
Categories: News I received emails from Europe, Canada and the USA showing me the finished results of these dolls, colored and put together."After the initial interest, Nathalie Jean then decided to turn her creations into a paper doll coloring book, creating 30 pages with different characters. I started to receive doll requests and online donations to thank me for my artwork. As we recently saw, there is a metal-inspired crocheter out there and now comes a new coloring book where you can turn your creations into paper dolls.As tipped by Evansville's 103 GBF-FM, Canadian tattoo artist Nathalie Jean has created the book, "Paper Doll Coloring Crafts for Adult Children," which is perfect to help pass the time while self isolating. She also launched the Indiegogo campaign to help offset the costs of printing and binding the book. She is seeking $2842 to help her meet the costs and with nearly a month left to go, she's already hit $2093 of that sum at press time. "My dolls started to be passed around the Internet and I soon realized that people were genuinely into them and showed a level of interest that I was not expecting. Jean describes the book as "Not mainstream," stating that it's her "unofficial homage to eclectic taste."As seen in the photo above, late rock and metal icons David Bowie and Lemmy are two of the featured "dolls" in the book, while you can also piece together your very own Ronnie James Dio, and color him "like a rainbow in the dark" for good measure.Nathalie Jean / Indiegogo.comThe book features more than just rockers, with the ultimate rebel Pee-Wee Herman, the mistress of the night Elvira, Frankenstein's monster and other pop culture figures included as well."During the pandemic I started creating paper doll crafts to share on social media.

In recent years, the singer has resided in France with his girlfriend, fitness instructor Leana Dolci.Our condolences to the Dickinson and Bowden families during this tragic time.Rockers We've Lost in 2020 
Source: Paddy Bowden, Bruce Dickinson’s Wife of Nearly 30 Years, Dies in ‘Tragic Accident’
Filed Under: Bruce Dickinson, Iron MaidenCategories: News Joe DiVitaDanny Martindale, WireImage/Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterPaddy Bowden, wife of Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson, has died in a tragic accident."This is a terrible tragedy which appears to be a tragic accident," said Bruce Dickinson in an official statement, which was provided to Loudwire. Sun has reported that Bowden was found in her home in Chiswick, London.Bowden was not only the longtime wife of a successful metal singer, but the mother of two rockers as Griffin fronts Shvpes and Austin sings in As Lions.Dickinson and Bowden married in 1990 and, last fall, reports emerged that the couple had separated in 2018. The statement continued, "Our children Austin, Griffin and Kia and I are devastated. Out of respect for Paddy we won’t be making any further comment at this hugely difficult and painful time for our family."The U.S.

For more information and to purchase the "Batch 100" box set, head to the Blackened Whiskey website.With tour plans shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic, Metallica are still getting music out to their fans. At the beginning of May, the group issued a quarantine video showing each member playing from home as they jammed on a new version of the …And Justice for All song "Blackened."Meanwhile, Ulrich recently spoke about the possibility of Metallica writing a brand new album if stay-at-home orders remain in place for the foreseeable future.Lars Ulrich Unboxes Metallica's Limited Edition Blackened Whiskey + Vinyl Box SetMetallica, Batch 100 Blackened Whiskey Playlistblackenedwhiskey.com01. Regarding the limited edition blend, a brand new playlist was used, making this run a must-own for any serious collector.The box set not only includes the special bottle of American whiskey and vinyl records, but a special Blackened Zine that's unavailable anywhere else along with other items such as a guitar pick and stickers.Metallica, Batch 100 Blackened Whiskey + Vinyl Box Setblackenedwhiskey.comMaster distiller and blender Rob Dietrich and drummer Lars Ulrich partnered together to work on the fresh playlist for this "Batch 100" whiskey. I love that he’s gone for two deeper live tracks from the 'Damaged Justice' tour, I love seeing both the Binge & Purge and Through the Never eras represented, and he even tapped the Helping Hands album, so it’s clear he is not a part-timer!"Watch Ulrich unbox the limited edition set in the video below and check out the complete "Batch 100" playlist further down the page. "Leper Messiah"11. "Whiplash"08. "Disposable Heroes"05. "Battery"Every Metallica Song Ranked 
Source: Metallica Announce Limited Edition ‘Blackened’ Whiskey + Vinyl Box Set
Filed Under: MetallicaCategories: News Joe DiVitametallica.comShare on FacebookShare on TwitterMetallica have just announced the limited edition "Batch 100" installment of their Blackened Whiskey, which also comes with an exclusive pair of vinyl picture discs containing the playlist used during the spirit's aging process.What already made the band's signature whiskey a unique standout was that it was aged in barrels that were exposed to Metallica's music, which is said to have an effect on the aging process. "Spit Out the Bone"07. "Fade to Black"06. "One" (Live)12. "And Justice for All"09. "Blackened" (Live)02. "Creeping Death" (Live)03. "Nothing Else Matters" (Live, Acoustic)10. "The Unforgiven" (Live)04. The drummer applauded Dietrich's choices, exclaiming, "When I look at Rob’s playlist, I love the selections, I love the variety.

Philip TrappYouTube: Courier ClubShare on FacebookShare on TwitterIn-game attendees got rowdy in the mosh pit during this past weekend's Block by Blockwest music festival. that got the most notice for their lively moshing displays.Watch the videos down toward the bottom of this post.On Twitter, political consultant and avid metal fan Jordan Uhl shared evidence of the brutal mosh pit from Knocked Loose's BXBW appearance. Fellow Twitter user Bethany Crystal pointed out that a frenzied mosh pit also erupted during nothing,nowhere.'s Block by Blockwest performance."No one is doing it like [nothing,nowhere.]," the viewer relayed. (Watch Knocked Loose's set in the YouTube stream below — it starts about halfway through the video.)But the Kentucky-based metalcore mavens weren't the only ones to inspire some virtual slam dancing during the Minecraft music festival. In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, 2020's SXSW was canceled — along with many other live music events set for this spring and summer.Stage Three at Block By Blockwest: A Minecraft Music Festival - May 16, 202020 Ways to Binge on Rock + Metal History While in Quarantine
Source: Virtual ‘Wall of Death’ Breaks Out in ‘Minecraft’ Music Festival Mosh Pit
Filed Under: Knocked LooseCategories: News "Just witnessed a wall of death happen in Minecraft," he said. The virtual event took place within the online game Minecraft, and moshing concertgoers replicated real-world rituals such as the "Wall of Death" during a set from hardcore punkers Knocked Loose.Indie rock act Courier Club organized the event, and artists including Fever 333, Pussy Riot and Grandson all took part during the May 16 music fest in the game's blocky, 3D world. But it was performances by Knocked Loose and emo rapper nothing,nowhere. And I quote my son who said, 'This is a dream come true.'"Who says a virtual concert can't be as exciting as the real thing?As reported by Variety, Block by Blockwest was arranged as a "cheeky twist" on the South by Southwest festivals usually held in Austin, Texas, each year. "For the first time in my life, I saw a circle pit in Minecraft.

Don’t fuck with me,” he said at one festival show.The more peaceful side of Corpsegrinder is just as lovable, as evidenced by a Metal Injection video where he went clearance shopping at Target. I’ll kill your fucking mother. Graham HartmannGary Wolstenholme / Chelsea Lauren, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterCannibal Corpse vocalist George ‘Corpsegrinder’ Fisher is a man of extremes. After playing with barking toy puppies, he ventured to the LEGO aisle, where he admitted he’d buy every single box of Batman and Marvel LEGOs if they were on clearance.If you’re a World of Warcraft gamer, don’t let Corpsegrinder know if you’re part of the Alliance. I’ll kill your fucking father and make him fuck your dead mother. His most vicious side comes out when he’s in performance mode, sometimes threatening to destroy people from the stage. Here’s five examples of both.If you learn one thing from this compilation, don’t throw anything at Corpsegrinder while he’s performing. He explained, “There are times when somebody fucking kills my guy and I’m like, ‘If I could just reach through the computer, I would punch that fucker’s lights out right now.’ Bam! Not only is he one of death metal’s most brutal vocalists, but he’s one of the genre’s nicest humans as well. Punch you in your fucking head.”For the entire compilation of pissed off and wholesome moments from George ‘Corpsegrinder’ Fisher, check out the Loud List below.Best Death Metal Album of Each Year Since 1985
Source: 10 Most Pissed Off + Wholesome Corpsegrinder Moments
Filed Under: Cannibal Corpse, George Corpsegrinder FisherCategories: News “I’ll fucking kill you.

Last year, Kroeger explained that the band has no particular timeline set for when they'll complete a follow-up effort.Nickelback's Mike Kroeger Talks to 95.5 KLOS – May 2020Metallica: A Photo Timeline of Their Remarkable Career
Source: Nickelback Bassist: ‘It’s a Compliment’ to Be Compared to ‘Load’-Era Metallica
Filed Under: All That Remains, Metallica, Mike Kroeger, nickelback, phil labonteCategories: News Everybody from our time knows that this happened to Bon Jovi at the highest part of their career, it happened to Metallica at the highest point in their career. Philip TrappEthan Miller / Buda Mendes, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterNickelback bassist Mike Kroeger has responded to Phil Labonte's recent comments comparing the "How You Remind Me" hitmakers to Load and Reload-era Metallica. And we never really listened to what people said, positive or negative."Nickelback released their ninth studio album Feed the Machine in 2017. And just keep focused on the goal, whether it was getting on tour or making a record or whatever it was. To be more precise, the Nickelback member said he viewed the All That Remains vocalist's remarks as something of a compliment.Last month, Labonte appeared on the Breaking the Ice podcast and voiced his opinion that "Nickelback records are Metallica Load and Reload, sonically." He added, "Almost any of the Nickelback songs could go on Load or Reload, and almost any of the songs on Load or Reload could go on a Nickelback record."At the time, the All That Remains frontman stressed that his analogy wasn't a criticism. "I'm a fan of their band[s] — both [All That Remains and Metallica]. I guess it's a compliment. "People felt like they became so familiar with our band that they had to start throwing shade at it, I guess. This month, Nickelback's bassist offered a response during an interview with Los Angeles' 95.5 KLOS.Listen to the audio down toward the bottom of this post."You know, I read that," Kroeger replied. So I guess it's a good sign."The bassist continued, "We've always had a more blue-collar way of looking at this whole thing, which is just do[ing] your work and don't worry about what everybody's saying. I'll take that as a compliment for sure."Speaking to radio host Marci Wiser, the Nickelback member also confronted some listeners' disdain for the Canadian rockers behind mid-2000s rock radio staples such as "Photograph" and "Rockstar." After all, a comical disrespect for the group has permeated as far as the U.S. House of Representatives."It just seems to be one of those cases where familiarity breeds contempt," Kroeger said. His comparison mostly focused on production attributes, and the musician touted the "phenomenally crafted songs" from both acts. I don't think that's anything negative, really.

I would have never have found other bands like At The Gates and Dark Tranquillity, Soilwork, Arch Enemy, Opeth — all these bands crafting incredible Swedish music. What it is is I went to a new platform and showed our Trivium fans, hey, you can come over here and we can have that other layer where you can see what it takes for me to stay in shape for what I do. As his following on Twitch grows, it's opened up new avenues for Heafy, who is still a bit blown back by the whole ordeal.Read the full interview below.Matt, the coronavirus has upended the lives of everyone. Countdown to Extinction was my first Megadeth record, and then Rust in Peace was my second Megadeth record. People need something to enjoy. We make sure the four of us know every part to play as if we were going on tour with this material, so that way when we went to the studio we were so prepared that anything that needed to happen to advance the stuff and evolve the music we would allow to happen.Because of how regimented the four of us in the band are for our instruments we had all the blueprints down. Nergal said, "Matt, it’s a little too theatrical." He mentioned a couple of keywords to just make it sad, make it sound like you’re just emotional and quiet. they can portray it as artwork and that's the way we always used our music.Trivium, "What the Dead Men Say"Our lyrics are as important as the music to us. Follow Trivium on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and follow Heafy on Twitch. People need something to listen to. But it’s not just from that two-and-a-half years, it’s from the 21 years of Trivium. In these weird times, it is so important that we keep giving people content. I turned a The Black Dahlia Murder song into a beautiful love song. Full Metal JackieRoadrunner RecordsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterTrivium's Matt Heafy was the latest guest on Full Metal Jackie's weekend radio program. How does music — either listening to it or creating it — factor in your ability to stay positive during this pandemic?I've always loved metal because metal is unafraid to address what's bad in the world or in one's life. And Streamlab is a platform that you need to use to broadcast to Twitch, it’s the OBS system.It’s just nuts that after all this time, working on Twitch, it’s really turned into this. So bands should absolutely still be having the stuff come out right now. Don’t allow yourself to feel mentally isolated. So it’s really great to have that, it’s really great to be on tour with three bands that are some of our favorite bands in the world.Twitch has allowed you to establish a pretty intimate connection with your audience. it’s really helped me with being able to step outside the box.Matt Heafy, "Hit Me Baby One More Time" (Britney Spears Cover)I’ve always loved all genres and I feel like that’s why Trivium sounds the way it sounds, we’ve allowed everything to inspire us and we’ve set no boundaries on what is right and wrong in Trivium, we want everything to be there.So when Nergal was showing me the new Me and that Man — I've been friends with Nergal for years and he’s one of my heroes and one of my favorite bands, I think The Satanist is one of the greatest black metal records of all time and he showed me a song with Ihsahn, who’s both of our collective favorite musicians in the world, both of our mentors…Ihsahn is producing my black metal record and Nergal showed me this song with Ihsahn ["By the River"], I was like, "This is unbelievable. It took just a little over 2 weeks to record the entire album. We need to give the world everything they can to enjoy in these weird times.The band was so prepared for getting this record done. How does stepping outside the box like that open creative doors for Trivium?I loved it so much. We see too much these days of people saying that band guys should just stick to what they do best — just play your instruments, stick to the music, don't say what you think about things. Matt HeafyHe played me the demo, the original version of the song I was to sing on and I told Nergal exactly what I heard. For gamers, you look at some of the biggest people and you can understand what to do. What was the biggest learning curve about using that type of platform to connect with people?There was no structure and no rules for musicians coming on. This is not the end of the world, nor is it something to be brushed off, it’s serious, but it’s not the end of the world. So as of nine to 12 months before ever setting foot in the studio, I had already been rehearsing all of the songs vocally. As we finished mores songs, I'd bring them into my vocal warmup regiment which anyone that follows our band knows it's pretty expensive at home.It's five days a week of three to six hours of singing and then on tour, it's five to six days a week of the same thing. In Flames' albums — The Jester Race, Whoracle, Colony, Clayman, Reroute to Remain — if I didn't get into those records, Trivium would have never started sounding the way it did. What’s been really awesome is that from all this time, it took two and a half years of intensive five days a week off tour, seven days a week on tour since I started, that now people are really starting to realize [what I'm doing] and people are really starting to jump over.It’s not that I started streaming on a platform and then the gen pop of Twitch came over and started watching me because they were already on Twitch — that’s not what it is. That's the right way for us. Get your copy of Trivium's 'What the Dead Men Say' here. It's the genre I've always looked at as the punching bag or the therapist's couch as whatever it needs to be to get those feelings out.I've always been a huge advocate that everyone should absolutely be putting in their beliefs of all things they love or all things they are against in their music. So when any signed musicians want to start streaming on Twitch, they go to the help page, it’ll be 12 videos of me explaining everything from the ethos of what Twitch is to how to run a microphone, from built-in microphone to USB microphone to studio microphone with outboard mixing gear into it.It’s been nuts to be interviewed by — not because of the wealth I’ve generated, but just because of the streaming platform — Forbes magazine and Bloomberg and TechCrunch and Kotaku and my face to be on the front of the Streamlabs blog. When I decided to recently switch to the gear that I’ve got now, which is essentially like a studio CD rig — amp heads, cabinets — I had to learn how to mic and I had to learn how to mix. That's why still on Monday through Friday I do two streams a day and for three to six hours a day I'm still streaming for free. I see a lot of bands talking about pushing because of their "album sales." Who cares about album sales right now? What makes this group of bands such a great overall representation of the timeline of metal history?Megadeth was one of the very first metal bands I ever got into. All the songs were ready to go and it took 16 days. It’s amazing.Matt Heafy – Best of Twitch Streams #1That was weird for me because I like structure. In what ways is spontaneity able to coincide with that level of preparedness?For us, we like to have everything completely dialed in ready before ever setting foot in the studio. It’s because there are Trivium fans that support me in this new endeavor.You performed on the new Me And That Man album — Nergal from Behemoth's country blues band. My Twitch channel has been growing over the past two-and-a-half to three years, so I'm still doing that.Our record still came out on the same release date — we didn't pushing anything. It always blows my mind when people have just gotten into In Flames or only know In Flames from the last couple of records. Some bands finish their stuff in the studio, some bands write their own stuff, some bands don't write their own stuff, whatever their process may be, for us we always like to make sure that we have everything ironed out 99 to 100 percent completed before ever going into the studio and then we allow it to get better from there.RoadrunnerMatt, current events notwithstanding, you're eventually supposed to do a tour with Megadeth, Lamb of God and In Flames. Find out where you can hear Full Metal Jackie's weekend radio show here.See Trivium in 2020's Best Metal Albums (So Far) 
Source: Matt Heafy: Trivium Would Not Exist Without In Flames
Filed Under: in flames, Matt Heafy, triviumCategories: News They had all that stuff going on and they’re just a perfect example of a great modern metal band.All three of those bands were massively instrumental in inspiring us and allowing us to become you know the band that we are now. People don't really buy CDs now anyway because everyone is streaming everything. The band just released their ninth album, What the Dead Men Say, which the frontman said he gave no consideration to delaying due to the coronavirus pandemic.In the interview, Heafy explained the immense amount of preparation the band does before hitting the studio and touches upon Trivium's summer tour alongside Megadeth, Lamb of God and In Flames, detailing the influence of each group on his own music.When he's not in the studio or onstage, Trivium's frontman can be found streaming live on his Twitch channel, where he covers non-metal songs and does vocal exercises, among other things. No one knew we were writing or preparing a record.With our band, we like to make sure that everything is completely ironed out before ever setting foot in the studio, before ever meeting with a producer. I made it a little too maniacal, kinda like Oogie-Boogie from Nightmare Before Christmas. So let’s find that middle ground, let’s get through this.Thanks to Matt Heafy for the interview. It's stuff I should have probably learned for these last nine records because I’ve never really done that aspect — I’ve always been more into the songwriting and performing on the records versus engineering, mixing, and mastering. They were right alongside Metallica, Pantera, Slayer — the very first bands to show me what metal was.If it weren't for In Flames, Trivium would not exist and I know that is a very bold thing. We've been writing some of this material since The Sin and the Sentence came out so we've been writing collections of riffs or pieces of music that have been around for as long as since that last record came out. It is the exact opposite.Music and art need to absolutely always be the place where people can say exactly what they're feeling and they can [use a] metaphor and be blatant and direct or whatever it needs to be. I sent him back this next take which was on the record. I imagined this old, dusty, weird saloon in the west of all these these dead bar patrons kind of skeletal laying around and singing the background parts of this musician sitting in the corner stage playing to all these dead westerners.He said, "That’s amazing, let’s do it." I went home after that tour and I tracked the first version of it. I’ve never heard Ihsahn sound like this in my life, but for some reason if there’s ever another song that you can think of that you need me, or even a vocal line, let me know." And he said, "Actually Matt, I think this song would be perfect for you."Me and That Man, "You Will Be Mine" Feat. So I had to teach myself that entire thing.I had to discover how to make this rig work. So learning all these different things, like Justin Bieber to Britney Spears to Backstreet Boys to Vengaboys to Lazy Town, all these other things.. It wouldn't have ever brought in that Gothenburg sound. For music, I didn’t know what the right way to set something up was. Let’s get this thing done. Be in places — Facetime with your friends, do group chats, visit my Twitch channel, whatever it is.Stay connected with humans while staying physically disconnected from them. Stay safe.I do believe that the world will get back to normal as long as everyone keeps exercising physical distancing while maintaining social connectivity. So far I think we’ve done somewhere between 450-500 songs of everything from me turning Cannibal Corpse songs into a happy ballad. So, that entire time all those months that people didn't see — even though I'm as connected as anybody and I am so readily accessible at all times… I like knowing how something is supposed to be done, but I had to make my own formula and my own structure of how to be done, how that should all be done.But since then, Twitch has actually had me partner with them, I’m doing the entire help guide on help.twitch.tv for everything of learning how to stream music on Twitch. He’s like, "That’s perfect, that’s the one, let’s go."It is always great to catch up with you. It wasn't for them, we wouldn't be here.Trivium, "Catastrophist"Lamb of God was a favorite band of mine. I mean, from the livestreaming like we were talking about earlier, we have an aspect of it called "Kiichichaos Karaoke." It’s a five-minute bidding system that starts at a dollar and our subscribers can recommend songs that I learn. Around like the time of 16 or 17 years old, I got into them through the Ashes of the Wake record and the record before that, and then the very first record as well and the Burn the Priest material.They’re a band that I’ve always been a big fan of and always really loved what they did and how they fused the vibe and the aggression and the intensity of like old school hardcore, but also metal and thrash. I learned a Logic one too, that hotline song ["1-800-273-8255"] and had to learn how to rap for the first time.I thought it’d be terrible and cringy, but it actually was incredible.

He teased that more may be coming down the road with "a little more 'tricked out' setting. We think this is going to be special and hopefully the first of many,” said Tim Borror of Sound Talent Group.“Live Streaming is a fundamentally new ingredient in the artist and fan relationship that’s here to stay. Blacktop Mojo and Saul have seen their stars rise over the past year thanks to their Under the Sun and Aeons albums respectively.Live From the Doom Saloon, Vol. Collectively we programmed this show to be a full night of entertainment, similar to how you would go to a concert normally. All times are Eastern Standard Time. Doors are at 3:30PM, Saul goes on at 4PM, followed by Blacktop Mojo at 4:35PM and Crowbar at 5:10PM. Now the veteran rockers are teaming with several other bands to put on a virtual concert. We are excited to announce that we will be playing a much longer set and teaming up with Crowbar, Blacktop Mojo and Saul for a virtual four-band bill. More than one band, a night of music, full band performances. Now comes word of the expanded performance with the extra bands and both Sound Talent Group and LiveFrom Media helping to put on the show.“Sound Talent Group has been working with both CLUTCH and LiveFrom Media for the last few weeks to come up with a new spin on how to do live stream shows. 1" will take place May 27, with the band supported by Crowbar, Blacktop Mojo and Saul.Each of the acts will be playing remotely, with the concert being put on by Sound Talent Group and LiveFrom Events, using cutting edge streaming technology to bring the bands and their fans together for the online concert experience.Clutch vocalist Neil Fallon says, "Over the past weeks, Clutch has been streaming very short sets on our YouTube channel, OfficialClutch. Creating a sustainable streaming strategy for an artist requires planning, partnerships and technology and we are thrilled to be working again with Clutch and Sound Talent Group to bring this show to fans globally," adds Alan Rakov of LiveFrom Media.Clutch most recently released their Book of Bad Decisions album in 2018. 1STG / LiveFrom Events40 Best Rock Songs of 2018
Source: Clutch Announce Live Stream Concert With Crowbar, Blacktop Mojo + Saul
Filed Under: clutch, crowbar, SaulCategories: News Crowbar's last album was 2016's The Serpent Only Lies, though frontman Kirk Windstein has been promoting his Dream in Motion solo album of late. Clutch's set will start at approximately 5:55PM. "Live From the Doom Saloon, Vol. Have a beer in your pajamas!"In order to attend the event, you must pre-register, with tickets going on sale this Wednesday (May 20) at 10AM ET at this location.As stated, Clutch have been playing short sets of late, with Fallon saying at the top of the first stream that the set was "an experiment" as they played from their rehearsal space. Chad ChildersEthan Miller, Getty Images (2)Share on FacebookShare on TwitterIn recent weeks, the members of Clutch have played a few live-streamed mini-sets.

Now it's real hard."After going on hiatus in 2014, the band played a few reunion shows in 2015. Chad ChildersKarl Walter, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterThe Covid-19 pandemic has put a crimp in many a plan this year, including for the members of Shadows Fall who had been discussing possibly playing some shows before everything touring-wise came to a standstill.Singer Brian Fair told the Thunder Underground podcast (as heard in the player below), "We've been trying to figure out a way to play some shows and work it out. During that time, they were twice nominated for Grammy Awards.Shadows Fall's Brian Fair Tells Thunder Underground About Band's Show Hopes20 Rock + Metal Bands Who Reunited in the 2010s
Source: Shadows Fall Singer: Band Had Been Trying to Reunite for Shows Before Pandemic
Filed Under: brian fair, Shadows FallCategories: News We really stopped playing just because logistically, it was getting harder between guys playing in other bands, and then also just financially, if we wanted to survive, we were gonna have to tour 10 months out of the year, like we always did, and we just weren't at that point right then. So it just became too tough. But as far as playing together, we never broke up because we didn't wanna do it; it just didn't make sense at the time."Shadows Fall released seven albums between 1997 and 2012, with the last being 2012's Fire From the Sky. I was having a kid, then had a second kid, Paul had a kid. "But we really do wanna play some shows. Schedule-wise, it's been pretty tough, just with Anthrax, Overkill and Matt's been busy, on and off, with Act of Defiance and his own studio, and things like that. However, Jon Donais is now a member of Anthrax, Matt Bachand has joined Act of Defiance and Jason Bittner drums with Overkill. Me and Paul [Romanko] are working — well, were working — full-time. Still, the group's members were attempting to find some time to get together for more shows."We had some framework rolling to try and get some things kind of to the next level of really moving forward, and now it's all just at a standstill," continued Fair.

Musically, the band straddles power metal and pop-punk, which works with tremendous effect. After catching this rocker at a show, they wake up the next morning to discover that the entire town has been robbed — and the town suspects the sharks are the culprits."Sharky Sharky is a project we have grown organically and worked extensively to build up over several years, with a passionate fan base all over the world," said co-creator Fraser Edwards. Having released a full length album, Super Awesome Mega Rock, back in 2015, Sharky Sharky are now turning their attention toward episodic programming for children."Hook, Line and Inker" marks the debut episode of the animated show and follows guitarist Baxter, bassist Andy, keyboardist Jawnofin, drummer Finley and singer Sharky as they traverse their fictitious land in search of a hot-shot guitarist who is making waves in the nearby music community. "We're looking forward to seeing where this pilot episode will lead in terms of the animated series, and where things go with Britain’s Got Talent. It's an exciting time for us for sure!"Watch the first episode below and view Sharky Sharky's performance on Britain's Got Talent where they even managed to coax a smile out of judge and known curmudgeon, Simon Cowell.The Adventures of Sharky Sharky — "Hook, Line and Inker"Sharky Sharky Perform on Britain's Got Talent25 Legendary Metal Albums With No Weak Songs 
Source: Kids’ Band Sharky Sharky Write Insanely Catchy Pop-Punk, Debut Animated Show
Categories: News Joe DiVitaYouTube: Britain's Got TalentShare on FacebookShare on TwitterLooking to make a big splash in the world of kids' entertainment, rock group Sharky Sharky, who formed in 2013 and even made an appearance on Britain's Got Talent, have released the debut episode for their new animated show, The Adventures of Sharky Sharky.The project began as an offshoot of the power metal band Ascension, whose members double as the nautical fun-time characters depicted within the Sharky Sharky lineup. "With The Adventures of Sharky Sharky we feel like we finally have a vehicle to take Sharky Sharky to a global mainstream audience."Speaking more about the TV program, Edwards continued, "It was insanely fun for us to make this TV show – from conception to animation and pitching to TV networks," Edwards says.

Visit the web store here to buy.See Anthrax in the Top 50 Thrash Albums of All Time 
Source: Anthrax Launch Virtual Classrooms for Guitar, Bass + Drum Lessons
Filed Under: AnthraxCategories: News Each unique classroom comes with its own price, ranging anywhere from $125 up to $300.Below is an outline of each participating member's offers and a link to sign up.Scott Ian's Classroom:Guitar Session – $250 (30 minutes)Songwriting Clinic – $150 (60 minutes, maximum of 25 attendees)20 Questions – $125 (45 minutes)Frank Bello's Classroom:Songwriting Clinic – $200 (60 minutes, maximum of 25 attendees)Bass Clinic – $200 (120 minutes, maximum of 25 attendees)Bass Session – $200 (60 minutes)20 Questions – $125 (45 minutes)Charlie Benante's Classroom:Drum Session – $300 (30 minutes)Songwriting Clinic – $200 (60 minutes, maximum of 25 attendees)Jon Donais' Classroom:Guitar Session – $75 (30 minutes)Anthrax, who last released the For All Kings album in 2016, have also announced the "Quarantine Drop," a special line of new pandemic-themed merchandise. Anthrax know you have a lot of free time and want to help you become a better musician, which is why they've just launched a series of virtual classrooms.Each member will conduct a variety of online sessions ranging from something as fun and simple as a "20 Questions Session" to lessons on songwriting and classroom-styled clinics on their respective instruments as well as the chance for a one-on-one lesson.In the "20 Questions Session," fans will have an opportunity to ask either Scott Ian or Frank Bello one question while sitting in on a virtual session where the answers to 19 other fan-submitted queries. Joe DiVitaEvil Robb Photography, LoudwireShare on FacebookShare on TwitterThe coronavirus pandemic has left bands scrambling to fill suddenly wide open schedules. Portions of the proceeds from the sale of the "Stop Spreading the Disease: Stay the Fuck Home" and "State of Quarantine" T-shirts will benefit the Direct Relief organization, which aims to equip doctors and nurses the world over with live-saving medical resources.Orders placed before Monday (May 18) at 11:59AM ET will come with a free Anthrax-branded face mask.

"Put All Fear Aside"04. "I’m borrowing a quote by Nitro singer Jim Gillette," continued Batio, "that I think describes this album perfectly – 'If this album doesn’t rock your socks off, call the coroner ‘cause you must be dead!'"More Machine Than Man arrives June 12 on RatPak Records. "The Badlands"03. "Laser Guided"02. "Beyond the Outer Limits"07. "More Machine Than Man"05. "AVTD"09. "The Countdown is On"10. Leading the charge is the debut single, "The Badlands," which features ex-Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler, who appears across the whole record."This is the most in-your-face album I have ever recorded," Batio enthused, noting, "I limited the use of keyboards so you can hear the detail and precision of the rhythm guitars. "Rhythm Reprise (I Pray the Lord)"Bonus Tracks (CD & Digital versions)11. The complete track listing and album art can be seen further down the page and to pre-order the record, head here.Michael Angelo Batio, "The Badlands"Michael Angelo Batio, More Machine Than Man Album Art + Track ListingRat Pak Records01. Chris Adler, New Album Revealed
Filed Under: michael angelo batioCategories: News "The Two Sirens"08. "Charlie Went To Chicago"13. Joe DiVitaTotal Guitar Magazine, Future / Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShred king Michael Angelo Batio (you may recognize him as the guy who can play guitar both left-handed and right-handed at the same time) is back with More Machine Than Man, his first studio album since 2013's Intermezzo. "No Backup Plan"2020's Best Metal Songs (So Far) 
Source: Shred King Michael Angelo Batio Debuts ‘The Badlands’ Song Feat. My goals were to write the best songs I could, keep the tracks as raw and natural as possible and make the grooves relentless!"The shredder received high praise from his former Nitro bandmate as well. "21st Century Beck"12. "Dreamin’ of 1986"06.

See the current schedule below:Static-X 2020 Tour DatesSept. The clip, while featuring the current lineup of the band, has the spirit of the late Wayne Static (as well as his vocal) all over it.The video, directed Xer0 and co-directed by Matt Zane, centers on a young Wayne being told to do his homework while his dad catches him wearing a KISS mask and playing guitar. @ Blue Ridge Rock FestivalNov. 12 – Flint, Mich. 1 album. "We are just waiting for the manufacturing to resume. 18 – Appomattox Park, Va. As young Wayne settles into his studies, his TV starts playing the "All These Years" from his future band Static-X. 05 – Tallinn, EE @ Helitehas2020's Most Anticipated Rock + Metal Albums
Source: Hear Wayne Static on New Static-X Song ‘All These Years’
Filed Under: Static X, wayne staticCategories: News 02 – Novosibirsk, RU @ PodzemkaDec. “These are some of Wayne’s last works, so we really wanted to make this video all about him and to continue to celebrate his life and legacy. 04 – Riga, LV @ PalladiumDec. The album, which was initially set to arrive on May 29, will now be coming on all streaming platforms and CD on July 10 and on vinyl on Aug. 24 – Saint Petersburg, RU @ CosmonavtNov. The current four members are all there performing, but as the song continues, it appears to be interrupted by an apparition of the actual Wayne Static. We have been given word that all is finally in production, so we are excited to get this out to the fans." Get your orders in for the album here.The coronavirus crisis has also caused some retooling of the band's touring schedule, as dates in Russia and Eastern Europe have been rescheduled. What better way to do that than through a fun, fictional story about how Wayne was inspired to become the legend that who he became through Static-X.”Take a listen in the player below and check out the lyrics as well:Static-X, "All These Years"Everything we share is nothingEverything we share is now deadMy emotions are distortedCreeping silence nothing is saidThis is what its come to don’t youDon’t you hate me I know I wouldI remember times of innocenceTake it back I would if I couldI’ll destroy youVisions of Hell consume my thoughtsForgotten tearsThrough all these yearsMy fainting hopes have disappearedThrough all these yearsAs I sit here in my dark roomTwisted music pounding my headRules are broke and I can tell youI know I’ll destroy you tooIn other Static-X news, the band's Project Regeneration, Vol. 1 collection has been pushed back due to a manufacturing shut down caused by the coronavirus crisis. @ Machine ShopSept. Static-X attempt to revisit that fateful moment in their own fun way with the new video for "All These Years," the second single from the forthcoming Project Regeneration, Vol. Chad ChildersYouTube: Static-XShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSo exactly how did Wayne Static get that unique hairstyle? "Due to the current crisis the, European summer tour will be postponed. We are working on rescheduling both festival and headline shows and hope to have news for you in the coming weeks," state the group. 14."The album is 100 percent complete," says bassist Tony Campos. 28 – Samara, RU @ ZvezdaNov. 23 – Moscow, RU @ GlavclubNov. As young Wayne attempts to fix his TV set, an origin story is born.“It’s very challenging to represent someone in a music video, who is no longer alive, but that was something that we really wanted to do and I think it came out great,” says drummer Ken Jay. 30 – Yekaterinburg, RU @ Tele ClubDec. 26 – Krasnodar, RU @ Arena HallNov.

Nikki Sixx also has his Motley Crue bandmate Mick Mars tattooed on his leg. Therefore, getting a tattoo that represents a musician or band is the utmost level of dedication.Plenty of fans get tattoos of their favorite musical artists as a way of expressing their love for the music, and all musicians started out as fans themselves. Lauryn SchaffnerErika Goldring, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterUnless you get them removed or covered up, tattoos are there to stay. Scroll through the photos below to see 20 Rock and Metal Musicians With Tattoos of Bands.The 40 Worst Rock + Metal Tattoos of All Time
Source: 20 Rock + Metal Musicians With Tattoos of Bands
Categories: News The most recurring one we've seen on multiple musicians is the Misfits' iconic Crimson Ghost logo.You can listen to interviews of your favorite rockers to see who they worshipped growing up, but seeing the logos etched on their skin is a whole other story. Plenty of them have their musical heroes permanently marked on them, whether it's at tribute to someone who passed or simply one of their influences.Did you know Dave Grohl has an "Ace of Spades" tattoo to honor Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister?

It hasn’t happened. It’s got stuff that’s really heavy, heavy and there’s a funny aspect and then there’s a song about my son."He adds, "It kind of runs the gauntlet on diversity of thematic expression: political, non-political. For me, it’s not Toxicity but it is Toxicity. But I’ll never say never."20 Rock + Metal Bands That Reunited in the 2010s
Source: Serj Tankian Using Songs Intended for System of a Down on Solo EP
Filed Under: Serj Tankian, system of a downCategories: News But as we could not really see eye to eye on how to go forward with that I decided to finish them off myself and release them as an EP.”Back in September of 2018, Tankian first started talking of completing the tracks and releasing them, stating on social media, "I have five rock songs that I wanted to do with SOAD but it doesn’t look like that’s gonna work out, so I am finishing those up to release them as a solo EP or possibly as a soundtrack for my film 'cause they are interrelated."Now, with some time passed, he tells Spin of the new songs, “I always have random rock tracks done at different times and I sit on them. And then one day the right project or right idea for releasing them will come along. They all have piano or synthesizers, which is a little different than the four-person crew with System, although we had some synths as well. We’ll probably put it out later this year.”As for System of.a Down finally doing an album, Tankian stated, "I don’t know, man. [Laughs.] That’s what I’m thinking of calling it. I guess that’s always been me, all over the place. Chad ChildersKevin Winter, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSystem of a Down's inability to see eye to eye on a new album has been well documented, but all may not be lost as vocalist Serj Tankian has a new EP coming that will include songs he initially targeted for System.Speaking with Spin, the vocalist stated, “Originally I had these songs in mind for a System record if we were to end up doing a System record. I haven’t finalized it, but that’s what I’m thinking of calling it. I think I’m gonna call it Elasticity just because I wanted to do it with System and it didn’t happen.

And the tracks are are so highly polished they gleam. 2 on the Billboard album chart and eventually went quadruple platinum. From the start the sessions were a disaster. The timing was perfect. And to this day, the two “big hits” remain staples of the band’s live set.Loudwire contributor Jon Wiederhorn is the author of Raising Hell: Backstage Tales From the Lives of Metal Legends, co-author of Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal, as well as the co-author of Scott Ian’s autobiography, I’m the Man: The Story of That Guy From Anthrax, and Al Jourgensen’s autobiography, Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen and the Agnostic Front book My Riot! The condition left him severely depressed and enduring a rigorous pain management regimen, which he complimented with copious amounts of booze.Unlike their early days when they partied and wrote together, Mötley Crüe had splintered by the time they stated writing Girls, Girls, Girls and they shifted into autopilot. The disc debuted at No. “In the studio we were mixing out drugs with something we had never combined them with before: guilt, denial and secrecy,” wrote Sixx. Meanwhile, Sixx was addicted to heroin, drummer Tommy Lee was living with his future wife Heather Locklear at her estate and trying to hide his rampant drug use. The band started recording with producer Tom Werman in November, 1986 and mostly used three studios, One on One Recording and Conway Recording in Hollywood and Rumbo Recorders in Canoga Park. Jon WiederhornElektraShare on FacebookShare on TwitterWhat’s more amazing than the substantial career boost Mötley Crüe received upon releasing their fourth offering Girls, Girls, Girls, on May 15, 1987, is the fact that they were able to record the album at all. “You can actually hear the distance that had grown between us in our performance. Grit, Guts and Glory.Motley Crue Albums Ranked11 Unforgettable Motley Crue Moments10 Best Motley Crue Songs
Source: 33 Years Ago: Motley Crue Release ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’
Filed Under: Motley CrueCategories: Anniversaries, Longform, News Sixx stormed out but Timmins caught up with him and agreed to help him kick heroin without going to rehab. Members either failed to show or came to the studio so wasted they could hardly pick up their instruments.As the primary songwriter, Sixx was most detrimental to the band’s continued success. Not only were they trying to hide their problems from the world, they were attempting to keep their personal demons from each other. At one point, management staged an intervention with celebrity drug counselor Bob Timmins. “That night I wrote ‘Dancing on Glass.’”The song features the line, “Valentine’s in London/ Found me in the trash,” which he wrote about an overdose in Europe.Motley Crue, “Girls, Girls, Girls”Though he was still using, he curbed his abuse to the point where he was able function and wrote most of the music on all nine originals on Girls, Girls, Girls. Though they resided in the comforts of multiplatinum mega-stardom, the band members were falling apart.Vocalist Vince Neil was “trying to stay sober, but failing miserably,” according to bassist Nikki Sixx in the band’s memoir, The Dirt. There’s plenty of filler, including the short acoustic “Nona,” the piano ballad “You’re All I Need” and the live cover of “Jailhouse Rock.”Motley Crue, “You’re All I Need”But fans were so passionate about Mötley Crüe at that point, they overlooked the album’s flaws. Everyone wanted to know what was up with Lee and Locklear, what the groupie scene was like, what Neil’s latest outburst was and if Sixx was as wasted as everyone said he was. All Mötley Crüe had to do was write a couple decent songs and the public would lap them up. “We drove back to my house and threw away all the needles and spoons and drug residue,” Sixx wrote in The Dirt. And guitarist Mick Mars was suffering from ankylosing spondylitis, a chronic type of arthritis that left him in constant pain. Most of the songs are more blues-based than glam, revealing the band’s Aerosmith influence over their fix for The Sweet. Mars pitched in on three of the songs and Lee on four, including the two big hits — “Wild Side” and “Girls, Girls, Girls.”“Like Theatre of Pain, Girls, Girls, Girls could have been a phenomenal record, but we were too caught up in our personal bulls–t to put any effort into it,” Sixx wrote in The Dirt. “Those three words are the difference between an addict and a hedonist.”Lucky for the Crüe, the public is endlessly compelled by hedonism. If we hadn’t managed to force two songs out of ourselves, 'Wild Side' and the title track, the album would have been the end of our careers.”Motley Crue, “Wild Side”Girls, Girls, Girls is an uneven effort, for sure.

It's a maniacal thrasher that throws some seriously heavy hands and this group of teenagers, ranging from 15 to 17, managed to match the intensity just perfectly.Behind the kit is 15-year-old Zack Halverson and it's his brother, the 16-year-old Tyler Halverson, who perpetuates the fury of Philip Anselmo's gravel-throated vocal delivery. John Fowler, aged 16, and bassist Bailey Couch, aged 17, round out the lineup on this cover selection as they all performed in a corner room on the floor, up close with the fans in the crowd who gave an energetic response back.Watch the kids cover the Pantera classic in the video below.This cover of "A New Level" is another notch in the studded leather belt of the O'Keefe Music Foundation, who has already given us a cover of "Walk" that found a 9-year-old boy singer jumping on the top of a bar to belt it out, along with a take on the heart-stopping "Drag the Waters."Kids at O'Keefe Music Foundation Cover Pantera's "A New Level"See Dimebag Darrell in the Top 66 Hard Rock + Metal Guitarists of All Time 
Source: Pantera’s ‘A New Level’ Covered By Kid Band Featuring Two Brothers
Filed Under: PanteraCategories: News Joe DiVitaYouTube:O'Keefe Music FoundationShare on FacebookShare on TwitterNot everything about 2020 has been miserable — the prodigious kid students at the O'Keefe Music Foundation have been churning out Pantera covers all year and now they've really put the fist to the face with this rendition of "A New Level," which even features a brotherly duo.The original song comes off the classic 1992 record Vulgar Display of Power.

"Child"07. "When All but Force Has Failed"10. "Wormhole"2020's Best Metal Albums (So Far) 
Source: Avatar Debut New Look in ‘Silence in the Age of Apes’ Video, Unveil ‘Hunter Gatherer’ Album
Filed Under: AvatarCategories: News "Scream Until You Wake"06. "Colossus"03. It’s complicated because in our nature, biologically, we haven’t been farmers or industrial creatures in the information age long enough for it to really affect our DNA. 7 on eOne. "God of Sick Dreams"05. With the new record comes a new theme and image, as revealed in the music video for the first new song, "Silence in the Age of Apes."Gone are the ornate, royal trench coats Avatar adopted for their last record and in their place are leather overalls and red tops, invoking a blue-collar vibe that should align well with the theme surrounding the album's title.Musically, "Silence in the Age of Apes" is pretty thrashy, always fixated on a sense of groove whether it's quick-hitting, sharp and choppy riffs or pendulum-swinging breakdowns over which maestro Johannes Eckerström presides with his snarling, guttural roar.At the end of 2019, Loudwire dropped by the studio where Avatar and producer Jay Ruston were at work on Hunter Gatherer. "Justice"08. "A Secret Door"04. We just need to head to the future as soon as possible because our salvation is something that is in the realm of science fiction today. "Silence in the Age of Apes"02. Thoughts like that have influenced a lot of the writing for the album."Always the deep thinker, the singer also told us, "We’re just building our universe around all this technology, which is so fucked up but at the same time so necessary to do in order to keep up with as ethical creatures. "Gun"09. We are hunter-gatherers still trying to come to terms with everything we’ve built around us."Watch the video for "Silence in the Age of Apes" below.Hunter Gatherer, Avatar's eighth full length album, will be released on Aug. One of the songs we previewed was "Silence in the Age of Apes," which was inspired by the Yuval Noah Harari book Sapiens."We want to solve things, but we need to solve it fast and no matter what happens we won’t be able to go back to something to fix it," said Eckerström of the song's concept, elaborating, "That’s just not how things work. It’s a really tricky equation, but somewhere there lies the only solution I’m guaranteed to believe in, because we’re not going back to the Stone Age. So it feels like we have to put all of the money on red and go all in. Joe DiVitaeOneShare on FacebookShare on TwitterAvatar have set Hunter Gatherer as the title of their next album, which comes two years after the release of Avatar Country. Pre-order the album here and view the album art and track listing beneath the music video.Avatar, "Silence in the Age of Apes" Music VideoAvatar, Hunter Gatherer Album Art + Track ListingeOne01.

18 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Marquis TheaterDec. 24 – Minneapolis, Minn. Check out Misery Signals' fall 2020 tours with End and Neck of the woods and a following trek alongside Darkest Hour and Sect at the bottom of the page as well as the new album art and track listing.Misery Signals, "The Tempest" Music VideoMisery Signals, Ultraviolet Album Art + Track ListingIndependent1. The sudden time signature changes, tech-accented rhythmic riffing and vein-popping rage are all well intact on "The Tempest," and, as Zaraska confessed, the lyrics target well-being rather than serving as a vehicle for more scornful ideals."It is a record that purveys a much greater sense of hope than those that preceded it, and I think that as older individuals this was important from the onset of the process," said the frontman, who has ebbed his lyrical aim to better fit who he has become as an adult."I tried to create a Misery Signals record that was lyrically more positive than the previous outings, something that I could get behind as a father," Zaraska, who rejoined Misery Signals in 2014, continued, noting, "Though there still exists a fair amount of tension and darkness, there shines a great amount more light."Lead guitarist Ryan Morgan expressed his thoughts on the new single, explaining, "'The Tempest' feels like a concentrated dose of Misery Signals. Louis, Mo. @ 1720Dec. @ El CorazonDec. "Some Dreams"Misery Signals 2021 Tour Dateswith End + Neck of the WoodsNov. 26 – Milwaukee, Wis. 19 – Portland, Ore. @ Brick By BrickDec. Joe DiVitaHollenbaughPhotography.comShare on FacebookShare on TwitterMisery Signals have never gone away, but it has been a full seven years since the metalcore group released any new music. "Old Ghosts"6. Get a glimpse of the new Misery Signals release with the lead single "The Tempest," for which the band shot a music video.Time has not tempered Misery Signals, who open Ultraviolet with this barreling bruiser. Pre-order and pre-save the album on streaming services here. 21 – Calgary, Alberta @ Dicken’s PubNov. "Through Vales of Blue Fire"5. 22 – Regina, Saskatchewan @ The ExchangeNov. @ The Hawthorne TheatreDec. 13 – San Diego, Calif. @ X-Ray ArcadeNov. "River King"4. 19 – Edmonton, Alberta @ The BuckinghamNov. "Redemption Key"8. @ WC Social ClubNov. 14 – Anaheim, Calif. 27 – Chicago, Ill. 25 – Iowa City, Iowa @ Gabe’sNov. That type of songwriting economy was in my mind across this whole album. 20 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rickshaw2020's Best Metal Songs (So Far) 
Source: Misery Signals Share First New Song With Original Singer in 16 Years, ‘Ultraviolet’ Album Announced
Filed Under: Misery SignalsCategories: News 28 – St. It's interesting to hear a little bit of restraint work to actually make everything bigger."Watch the music video for "The Tempest" below.Ultraviolet will be released Aug. 10 – Denver, Colo. 23 – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ The GoodwillNov. 20 – Edmonton, Alberta @ The BuckinghamNov. "The Tempest"2. Here they are in 2020, having just announced the Ultraviolet album, the first to feature singer Jesse Zaraska since the band's 2004 debut. @ The LaunchpadDec. 11 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Red Flagwith Darkest Hour + SectDec. @ Chain ReactionDec. 12 – Scottsdale, Ariz. 7 through Basick Records. I love that it crashes through with all this energy, with very little indulging. "Sunlifter"3. @ Pub RockDec. "Cascade Locks"9. "The Fall"7. 15 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ AmsterdamNov.

 That is standard procedure."25 Nastiest Rock Feuds
Source: Ghost Suing ‘Ghost Vodka’ Brand, Both Parties Respond
Filed Under: ghostCategories: News vodka,' it’s about trademark rights that grant ownership for any and all alcoholic beverages – gin, whiskey, wine, beer, ale, vodka, etc. vodka." Loudwire has received a statement from Ann-Charlotte Söderlund Björk, legal counsel and trademark specialist for the firm GOZZO Advokater, who is representing the band in the conflict.“Svensk Drama Pop (SDP) holds an exclusive trademark registration throughout the European Union for the figurative sign ‘Ghost.’  Those rights are licensed to Global Merchandising Services Ltd, in whose interest these proceedings are brought. We believe Tobias Forge needs the money having recently settled another case out of court," he continues. This case has been on-going for months now, and numerous attempts have been made throughout that period of time to reach an amicable settlement. "If he can screw over his own bandmates, he will have now qualms in coming after a small, independent business. The company fired back at the band, particularly frontman Tobias Forge. "Prior to the meme we posted this week (May 9), at no point have we ever used an image of the band to promote our product. Loudwire has since received a statement on behalf of the band."Recently we were rather bemused to receive legal correspondence on behalf of the Swedish band Ghost and their lead singer, Tobias Fitta Forge, informing us of action they wish to take against us for…..um….making vodka," the vodka brand wrote in a Facebook post with a meme of the band and the vodka bottle on May 9. Lauryn SchaffnerRae Lemeshow-Barooshian / Instagram – vodkaghostShare on FacebookShare on TwitterUK-based liquor brand Ghost Vodka is being sued for trademark infringement by Swedish rockers Ghost.  For any other EU-based entity to use the word ‘Ghost' as part of its alcoholic beverage brand name would be in violation of SDP’s exclusive rights. Meanwhile, there are still travel bans throughout Europe due to the coronavirus. According to the statement, Ghost Vodka was launched in 2015, and the company were not aware of the band Ghost or Forge."We are being sued purely because we are called 'Ghost' vodka. We respect his success and we can understand how hard he has worked to get where he is, however, there is no excuse for this kind of shitty behavior on his part."Ghost had previously released their own spirit line, Ghost Juniper Gin, however the band deny that the case is about "gin vs. Fans of the band and fans of rock metal as a whole have never been our target market for this brand."Leon's statement also mentions that the band are trying to set the hearing for sometime in June in Stockholm, Sweden. SDP is entitled to defend these rights as any other business would when their trademark rights have been infringed. Ry Leon provided a statement to Blabbermouth regarding the matter. "The band seems determined to take advantage of this, knowing full well that we cannot attend the hearing.""Our thoughts on the matter? See the posts below.Following initial reports on the conflict after the Facebook post, sales director for Ghost Drinks Ltd. There are no other factors at play here," Leon said. This case is not about 'gin vs.

It's called In Search of Tomorrow, and it's currently in the works from the filmmakers behind Taylor's 2019 exploration of '80s horror flicks, In Search of Darkness.Being billed as the "definitive retrospective" of the decade's many sci-fi films, In Search of Tomorrow will also feature contributions from experts on the genre as well as actors, directors and special effects gurus. Watch the trailer and find out how to back the project."According to the documentary team, In Search of Tomorrow "will take viewers on a year-by-year deep dive into the many awe-inspiring worlds of '80s Sci-Fi movies, breaking down the most iconic and eccentric films you know and love … and examining the science, technology, and artistry behind the fiction."As of yet, the doc doesn't have a hard release date, but the filmmakers hope to have it ready by summer 2021. Taylor's known to be a movie buff, and last year the musician revealed that he wrote an original screenplay for a horror film. Four-plus hours of clips, interviews, and more. In response to the health crisis, Taylor earlier auctioned off 13 signed guitars for COVID-19 relief.In Search of Tomorrow TrailerSee Slipknot in the 50 Best Metal Albums of 2019
Source: Corey Taylor to Appear in ’80s Sci-Fi Documentary ‘In Search of Tomorrow’
Filed Under: corey taylor, Slipknot, stone sourCategories: News The documentary is currently crowdfunding capital for production via a Kickstarter campaign.Watch the official trailer down toward the bottom of this post."Stoked about the 'In Search of Tomorrow' 80s Sci-Fi documentary project I'll be a part of," Taylor on Wednesday (May 13) told Twitter of the film "from the makers of the 'In Search of Darkness' 80s horror doc. However, it's currently unclear when that movie will start production.Interested viewers can get in on the In Search of Tomorrow Kickstarter here.As for Slipknot's plans, public health concerns regarding the coronavirus have curbed the band's concerts for the summer. Earlier this week, the group canceled all of its imminent touring commitments. Philip TrappScott Dudelson, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSlipknot and Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor will lend his film knowledge to an upcoming documentary about science fiction movies from the 1980s.

Stay safe, stay positive, Hail Satan!"Watch the video for Behemoth's "A Forest" below and view the EP artwork and track listing, which features two new Behemoth songs. "Shadows ov Ea Cast Upon Golgotha"4. Joe DiVitaYouTube: BehemothShare on FacebookShare on TwitterBehemoth's sound continues to evolve and on the soon-to-come EP, A Forest, it comes by way of a cover of The Cure's song from which that title is taken. The new release will arrive on May 29 and can be pre-ordered here.Behemoth, "A Forest" Music VideoBehemoth, A Forest EP Artwork + Track ListingNew Aeon Musick1. There's a blackened atmosphere that enshrouds an otherwise bubbly bass line that propels the track and the vocal tradeoffs between Nergal's gravely bellow and Kvarforth's gasping croaks are sublimely evil."Covering music outside of metal is a challenge covering legendary music is an even greater challenge…that is what drove us throughout this process. "Evoe"See Behemoth in the 66 Best Metal Albums of the Decade 
Source: Behemoth Cover The Cure’s ‘A Forest’ on New EP, Enlist Shining’s Niklas Kvarforth in Video
Filed Under: Behemoth, shiningCategories: News Niklas Kvarforth)2. For the track and the chilling music video that has just been released, comes a guest appearance from Shining frontman Niklas Kvaforth.Expectedly, Behemoth's take is not a simple recreation of The Cure's classic Seventeen Seconds song, which was originally released in 1980. Pointing to previous successes in Behemoth's career in this area, he added, "Subjectively, I love the outcome and it ranks amongst my favourite Behemoth covers alongside Killing Joke’s 'Total Invasion' and Siekiera’s 'Ludzie Wschodu.'"Of Kvaforth's disturbing presence in the song and woodland video, directed by Claudio Marino, Nergal enthused, "Niklas’ psychotic appearance, attitude and vibe was a key element to our representation of the music and the only man who could give the performance the same depth as the original.""The tracks act as a continuation on from I Loved You At Your Darkest – no more, no less," said the Behemoth frontman of the band's election of covering The Cure, and, in closing, Nergal exclaimed, "We hope this brings some respite for anyone struggling during these strange times on our planet! "A Forest" (Live from Merry Christless, Warsaw)3. A lot of bands try it and a lot of bands fail," reflected Nergal. "A Forest" (feat.